Self Portrait - Warts and All!

Self Portrait - Warts and All!

A very good first attempt Dawn. It's the consentrasion that make one look to serious.

Had a look on the forum, of your w.i.p of this portrait, nice too see you've taken on board the comments about the tones,especially your grey mid tones,. An excellent first effort. I too found that serious look of concentration on my first effort. Well done .

My self portraits are very strange so you have done very well!

Beautiful self-portrait, Dawn. I think it is better made a self-portrait from a photo with good lights and shadows.

Well done Dawn, what a tremendous first time, I wouldn't know where to begin. Excellent.

Thanks for your kind comments everyone. It just goes to show it is worth asking for comments on the forum, Andre. Next time, I will try a less serious expression! I would have painted from a photo Cesare, but my husband either forgets to take any of me or I am the size of an ant in the background lol.

For a first attempt (or for any attempt come to that) this is quite exceptional.

Dawn really well done.

It's great Dawn! I look forward to the next one!

What a good one Dawn, you've picked up the comments and worked on them well.

I saw this in progress on the forum, Dawn. This is great, well done.

I too saw this on the forum, the finished work is wonderful Dawn, I see you have taken note of the advice given. Well done.

So good, Dawn. I like that you have used acrylic. The colours are excellent.

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My first attempt at a self portrait. Acrylic on paper. I used a mirror, hence the rather serious expression. Friends tell me I usually look much happier than this!

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Dawn Halliwell

I started painting in Jan 2016 after the death of my youngest sister. I found it great therapy and still do! I love experimenting with different techniques and media. I mainly work in pastel or oils for pet portraits, but I also enjoy doing ink portraits with the odd landscape thrown in for good…

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